SPECIAL NOTICE: In order to maintain physical distancing and comply with public health regulations, Fanshawe may deliver this program through a blend of online and face to face classes this fall, where Ministry-approved. Students will need to have technology necessary to complete online learning and this may include a webcam, internet access and a computer. Please consult your Program Coordinator for applicability to your level of study.

Roll up your sleeves and get to work in a rewarding career as a millwright - 2021/2022

Want to dive right into your work and get started? With Fanshawe’s Industrial Mechanic – Millwright program, you’ll be ready to begin a career where you’ll be installing, maintaining, and repairing machinery and tools used to do the dirty work.

As a student, you’ll learn how to examine and diagnose problems associated with mechanical or automated equipment. To master a trade you need specific training, and that’s why Fanshawe’s classrooms and labs will give you an understanding of new technology that will affect your day-to-day tasks. You’ll work with hand and power tools as well as welding equipment and you may be required to operate hoisting and lifting devices as well.

After you complete the program and required on-the-job hours, you’ll be more than prepared to write your trade exam and achieve journeyperson status on your way to starting a career as an industrial millwright. If you're ready to work and want to combine training with earning power, consider an apprenticeship where you mix workplace-based training under the direction of experienced workers with shorter lengths of classroom or online training.


This is an apprenticeship program.
You cannot apply to this program through ontariocolleges.ca.

Applicants need a sponsor/employer.
Your sponsor/employer must register you with:

The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
Apprenticeship/Client Services
72-1200 Commissioners Road East 
London, Ontario, N5Z 4R3 
MLTSD is responsible for scheduling your in-school training at Fanshawe College.

More information about Apprenticeships at Fanshawe.

Employment Ontario
This Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada.



Industrial Mechanic - Millwright-2020/2021

Level 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
DRAF-1053Drawings & Schematics 12
This course presents the techniques of drawing, sketching, reading and interpreting engineering drawings and schematics.
ELEC-1079Electrical & Electronic Controls 11
This course presents the basics and fundamentals of electrical and electronic theory.
MACH-1109Machine Technology 12.5
This course presents: - The ferrous and non-ferrous metals, basic heat treatment procedures and applications of fasteners. - The different types of lubricants, and their properties and applications.
MACH-1110Workshop Practice 12.5
This course presents: - The safety legislations, lock-out and isolation procedures, protective clothing, and equipment, confined space procedures, housekeeping rules, fire, electrical and chemical hazards. - The skill in the selection, safe use and care of the cutting and non-cutting tools used in the trade. - The units of measurement used and skill in the use of measuring devices.
MACH-1111Workshop Technology 12.5
This course presents the principles of cutting and the relationship between speeds and feeds during the various machining operations.
MECH-1070Rigging & Hoisting1
This course presents the correct lifting and hoisting procedures and the safe use of all related equipment.
WELD-1038Welding & Fabrication 12
This course presents the operation and set-up of oxyacetylene and arc welding equipment to weld, braze, solder and cut safetly, and to specifications.

Level 2
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
DRAF-3021Drawing & Schematics 22
This course represents the techniques for reading the manufacturers' manuals, drawing and sketching the machine component parts, including sectional views.
ELEC-3027Electrical & Electronic Controls 21
This course presents the basic knowledge of electrical and electronic transducers.
MACH-3041Machine Technology 22.5
This course presents: - The regulations, types, applications and maintenance of air compressors and ancillary equipment - The types, applications and maintenance of pumps, valves, piping and ancillary equipment.
MECH-3025Power Transmission3.5
This course presents: - identification, selection and installation of the appropriate transmission system and/or components for a specific application.
WELD-3008Welding & Fabrication 22
This course presents and demonstrates additional skills of welding and fabrication practices, techniques and pertinent regulations.
MACH-3040Workshop Practice 23
This course presents: - The function, component parts, holing devices, accessories, cutting tools and machining operations of the milling machine/surface grinder. - The selection, installation, and maintenance of friction/plain and anti-friction bearings, static and dynamic seals, and interpretation of ISO charts and bearing catalogues.

Level 3
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
ELEC-5025Electrical & Electronic Controls 31
MACH-5024Machine Technology 33.5
This course presents: The types and the principles of operation of various material handling systems The types, applications and maintenance procedures of prime movers and ancillary equipment The function of fans and blowers The procedures, equipment used, and the benefits that accrue from a preventive and predictive maintenance programs
MACH-5025Workshop Practice 32.5
This course presents: The principles of applied mechanics and thermodynamics, pertained to the trade of the Industrial Mechanic Millwright The set up and operation of shop equipment and tools to produce component parts to prescribed tolerance and standards; and the use of all shop equipment to complete a specific work project The basic sill in the use of precision measuring equipment as it pertains to machine installation and set-up.
MECH-5014Fluid Power5
This course presents: - the basic principles and applications of pneumatics, compressed air safety as it relates to pneumatic systems, and the identification, selection and installation of pipe systems and valves for specific applications. - the basic principles of hydraulics and the performance of pertinent hydraulic calculations, installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of components.
WELD-5003Welding & Fabrication 31
This course presents the techniques of reading welding drawings, and a application of safety rules, layout, measurement, cutting, tack, welding and assembly of metal and other components to specification.

Program Residency
Students Must Complete a Minimum of 11 credits in this
program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
requirement and graduate from this program

More Information - 2021/2022

Program Details

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Program Code
Academic School

Program Coordinator:

Bob Campbell, B.E.S., B.Ed, OCT

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